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Shujaa are through to their third successive Olympic Games after defeating South Africa 17-12 in the Rugby Africa 7s Cup final at the Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe on Sunday 17 September 2023.

It was a finely poised final that saw Shujaa withstand early Blitzboks pressure before going ahead through Patrick Odongo who left his markers for dead to score under the posts, Tony Omondi converting for the 7-0 lead.

Selvyn Davids responded with an unconverted try for South Africa to bring the score to 7-5 before Christie Grobelaar’s converted try gave the Blitzboks the 12-7 lead at the break.

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Odongo, mourning his late mother Sophia Atieno Ogak, who passed away last Saturday, landed his brace to draw Shujaa level 12-12.

Kevin Wambua’s charges kept their composure as time wore on, forcing South Africa into a series of unforced errors. John Okoth eventually score the decisive try as Shujaa held on for the famous win.

Day 2 Fixtures,  Sunday 17 September 2023

Cup Quarters

QF1 | Kenya 26-0 Burkina Faso

QF2 |Zimbabwe 26-10 Madagascar

QF3 |Zambia 15-29 Uganda

QF4 | South Africa 27-0 Nigeria

9th Place semis

Tunisia 19-12 Algeria

Namibia 24-22 Ivory Coast

5th Place Semis

Burkina Faso 22-19 Madagascar

Zambia 28-12  Nigeria

Cup Semis

Kenya 35-10 Zimbabwe

Uganda 14-26 South Africa

11th Place Playoff

Algeria 26-19 Ivory Coast

9th Place Playoff

Tunisia 17-14 Namibia | 1456

7th Place Playoff

Madagascar 43-17 Nigeria | 1550

5th Place Playoff

Burkina Faso 26-33 Zambia

Bronze Medal Playoff

Zimbabwe 12-24 Uganda

Gold Medal Match

Kenya 17-12 Uganda


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